Holiday World had more than 3,100 attend their 27th Annual Holiday World “Play Day”, where Holiday World closes the park so children with disabilities can explore the park freely, raising a tremendous cumulative amount of over $500,000 from the event.
In association with Easterseals Rehabilitation Center in Evansville, Holiday World opened up its gates for children with disabilities, teachers, and assistants for their “Play Day”. Groups from all across the tri-state area made their way out to the world’s first theme park yesterday (today), which Pam Kirk, the Director of Marketing and Community Relations, noted that the day is the highlight of the year for many area students.
Holiday World has been working with the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center to host “Play Day” since 1993. This year, Holiday World’s donation of $33,500 to the rehabilitation center will help expand their mental health services. As said before, this brings the total amount from “Play Day” raised over the years to $512,000. Kirk explains that the day not only brings joy to the children in the park, but to thousands more in the area.
Lauren Crosby, a fourth-generation owner of Holiday World, says her father helped start “Play Day” back in 1993 with a little help from the communications director.
Crosby says that “Play Day is an extremely special day for the children, parents, and even the staff.
The Easterseals Rehabilitation Center serves more than 5,300 children and adults with disabilities from a 30 county area. No one is turned away due to inability to pay for therapy services. Holiday Word’s support helps make a profound, positive difference in the lives of Tri-State individuals with disabilities every day.